The 2012 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a lovely showing. This classic style of Brunello begins with aromatics dried red berries and cherries that come together with spices, licorice floral and spices all taking shape. On the palate this is medium-bodied and beautifully structured around fine tannins. Elegant and refined, with a core of red berries, licorice and dried spices, which persist through the finish. Overall, this is a wonderful effort that should continue to drink well over the course of the next decade.